Bundelkhand villagers want ponds for votes, not river Link

In a remarkable campaign during the ongoing general elections, Bundelkhand villages have demanded PONDs for Votes. This is exactly what is required for Bundelkhand, and not the destructive, costly and contractor driven Ken Betwa link that BJP has been trying to push here. Congratulations to the Bundelkhand people and People’s Science Institute that has led this campaign.
Bundelkhand wants its ponds in return of votes As Lok Sabha polls draws closer, the people in Bundelkhand have started raising their voice against water scarcity in the region. Persistent draught and migration have led the residents to a coin a slogan: ‘Gaon-gaon talab banega, tabhi humara vote milega’ (Will vote only after getting ponds in ech village). The villagers have formed an outfit ‘Jal Jivan Sangathan’ to raise the issues.
The Bundelkhand region comprises 14 district of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Almost all villages in these districts face water crisis in summers. Each election sees political parties promising the people to solve their water woes, but nothing tangible has happened.
The Lok Vigyan Sansthan of Dehradun is running an awareness campaign in Panna district under which village-level committees — Gram Swaraj Samiti — have been formed. Members of village panchayats are also members of these committees. Representatives of three panchayats — Fatepur, Birampura and Bilpura — have decided to mount pressure on all candidates.-https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/bundelkhand-wants-its-ponds-in-return-for-votes-119041201349_1.html (12 April 2019)